|2013||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Director||Nebraska||Nominated|
|2013||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Director||Nebraska||Nominated|
|2013||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Director||Nebraska||Nominated|
|2011||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Director||The Descendants||Nominated|
|2011||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Adapted Screenplay||The Descendants||Won|
by Rick Mele
Alexander Payne is no stranger to awards season buzz, at least not after two Oscars and a slew of nominations for his last two directorial efforts. This time, for "Nebraska," the filmmaker's latest ode to the Midwest, it's...
by Drew Taylor
Alexander Payne is one of those filmmakers, like Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino, whose name alone conjures forth the kind of movie you're about to see. In the case of Payne, it's usually a slice-of-life film that...
by Erin Whitney
While we all wish that those ridiculous pop-up ads and promotional flyers claiming we've won a prize were actually real, they're always bogus. Yet, there comes a time in an aging man's life when the chance to be rewarded, and...
by Drew Taylor
Few actors can honestly be designated a living legend, but Bruce Dern is one of them. Starting out on television and with Roger Corman in the '60s (you can watch his amazing recollection of this time in the terrific...
by Katie Roberts
The trailer for director Alexander Payne's latest film, "Nebraska," tells the story of Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), a senior citizen convinced he's now a millionaire after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail. While his son...
by Michael Hogan
Bryan Cranston tried out for a role in Alexander Payne's next project, the road-trip movie "Nebraska," but probably won't get the role, the director told The Huffington Post today."He's auditioned already," Payne said of Cranston...